Open studio: Beer for an Idea

On the evening of the 14th of May we’re throwing our doors open and giving you the chance to swap thoughts for thirst quenching beverages as part of our very first open studio event, Beer for an Idea.


With the Shoreditch Digital festival in full swing from 11th-24th May leading lights from the technical and creative world will be crawling all over London. In Beer for an Idea we’ll be attempting to harness their ingenuity, perspicacity and beer affinity to solve the problems of three exciting companies.

When and where?

Thursday 14th May 2015

6pm -8.30pm

Manifesto Digital – 1st Floor, Gensurco House, 52-54 Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell EC1R 4RP

Come join in the fun, mingle with digital doyens, network and gain insight. Or simply try to get as much free beer as possible.

What are the ideas for?

Three great companies from the worlds of entertainment, leisure and charity will be setting up stall in the Manifesto studio and soliciting your ideas for solving their digital problems.

Can you diagnose design flaws, spot strategic marketing solutions, concoct a killer app or dream up a dramatic revenue raiser? Then our guests need you.

What are the beers for?


If our impresarios like your suggestions for solving their problems then they’ll award you with a cold, refreshing beer (or suitable non-alcoholic alternative).

Super problem solvers though deserve something a little stronger: trade three brainstorms for a custom made cocktail from our (temporarily) resident mixologist.

Who needs the ideas?

WOOOBA is on a mission to help the world play more sport. The grassroots sports platform as a service (PaaS) connects players, as well as teams, to help them organise, challenge and log/track games, stats, practice, or even just chat, together.

Media Trust is a charity that inspires media and communications professionals to give their time and creative power to benefit charities, communities and young people.  By volunteering, you can provide one-to-one advice, training, support and guidance through one off sessions or on-going relationships.

Peter Middleton and James Spinney are award winning directors of fiction and documentary films whose short Notes on Blindness made the official selection at Sundance. Now they’re gearing up for production on a feature film based on the same material – John Hull’s diary recordings on his experiences of blindness.

What if I don’t have any ideas?

Come and hang out with us anyway, meet our other guests and chat about all things digital. Those creative juices will soon be flowing…

How can I book?

This event is free but the studio can only hold so many people – so if you’re planning on coming please do let us know by registering below. (It’ll also let us know how many beers to put on ice!)

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